ABOUT

Ekin is urbanist, editor and sound artist from İstanbul, recently based in Milano. Her electronic / acoustic compositions are sometimes giving the sensation of discomfort, sometimes are naive as she likes to calm down her imaginary monsters. She is mostly interested in using her interdisciplinary tools for creating  social interaction possibilities in public place and turning abandoned places, inbetween places back into lively meeting places.

EDUCATION
2
018-2020: Sound Art Master, University of Barcelona
2014–2017: Landscape Architecture Master, Istanbul Technical University
Feb–May 2010: Urban Design, Erasmus Student Exchange Programme, École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Lyon
2007–2012: City and Regional Planning, Bachelor, Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University

TRAINING
2016-2017 (5 months):
Ableton Live (DAW) and electronic music workshop, Galatasaray Communication Technology Music Academy
2016 (2 months): Ableton Live (DAW) and electronic music workshop, Sound Engineering Institute (SAE) İstanbul

AWARDS, PARTICIPATIONS AND SHOWS

2019: Live music for “Yer Yer Hareketli Sunum” dance performance which took place in Salt Beyoğlu
2019: Live music for “Work in progress” dance performance, 2019
2019: Album release with the label Sonospace.
2019: Solo music performance in “Ritual de despedida para la Ballena del Prat” project
2018: Experimental music performance in One Drone Day 2018.
2018: Collective exhibition as master students of Sound Art-UB, “In a Silent Way”
2018: Collective performance as master students of Sound Art-UB, “Cartridge Music” Concert
2018: Solo music performance in Fes-te Gotic Festival
2018: Selected sound work, Sound Photography Digital Project, Cities and Memory Global Collaborative Sound Project
2017: Selected sound work, collective fixed media concert, YTÜ Electronic Music Festival 2
2017: Selected sound work, Soundmaps for the Dreamer 2 Soundmap Project, Sonospace Digital Sound Art Gallery
2014: Participant, IPA Children Playground Design Student Project Competition
2012: “Reusing, Placemaking, Creating Events” public art performance, within City Dreams Workshop, UCTEA Architects Chamber İstanbul
2009: Third Award, Women Friendly Places Urban Design Student Competition

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Freelance Sound Designer & Composer, October 2015 –
Arkitera Architecture Center, December 2015 – December 2017, Reporter, Interviewer, Editor.
Flint PR İstanbul, September 2014 – December 2015, PR Account Executive
Ekologos Sustainability Management and Communications Services Ltd Corporation, September 2014-March 2015, Project Executive (Research “green” locations and informations for a map application)
Compmusic Project, October 2012-December 2013, Freelance Web Editor (Research for information and notations of Classical Turkish Music compositions and enter the information in Musicbrainz database)
Agora Publishings, November 2011-January 2012, Intern Editorial Assistant
Aton Production, 2011 – 2012, Freelance Translator

PUBLICATIONS
Dissertation for Sound Art Master in Barcelona University, “Sound Art Movement for Creative Spaces”, 2018
Thesis for Landscape Architecture Master in Istanbul Technical University, “Creating Sonic Experiences as a Landscape Design Element for Increase the Value of Public Space”, 2019
Grizine (E – Magazine), 2013, Illustrations
Birgün Newspaper, 2011, Article translation

COMPUTER SKILLS
Ableton Live, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Adobe Premier, Autocad, Ms Office Applications, Mac Os Systems and Applications, Cycling ’74 Max

ARTISTIC SKILLS
Audio: Electronical music production, sound recording, sound design&mix, sound editing, audio signal processing, composition
Visual: Illustration, photo collage, glitch art
Audio-visual: Video-making, video-art, video collage
Exhibition: Sound spatialization, making sound installations
Artisanal: Producing contact microphones, speakers; experienced in handwork on the field, in the process of installations; familiar to create basic electronical devices like pre-amplifier; familiar to use of Arduino.

LANGUAGE SKILLS
Turkish (native) / English (level C2) / Spanish (level C1) / Italian (level A2) / French (level A1)